Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Gluten Free Breaded Mozzarella Spring Salad

Gluten Free Breaded Mozzarella Spring Salad

Serves 2
1 8oz ball of Mozzarella Cheese
1 egg
1-2 pieces of GF bread
1 tbsp cider vinegar
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tsp sugar
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup olive oil
1 bag spring salad greens
1 half red onion

Toast your GF bread slices. We keep our GF bread in the freezer, as it's not exactly an ingredient that we often use. Crumble it up by hand or grind it into small crumbs (they stick better) with a food processor.

Meanwhile, make the dressing. Separate an egg. Preferably an egg that is familiar to you (read, homegrown) as you are going to be eating the yolk raw. In a food processor put egg yolk, vinegars and sugar and blend. Supposedly this sort of "cooks" the yolk. Slowly pour in oil until dressing is thickened.

Cut your mozzarella cheese into coins using unflavored dental sauce or a sharp knife. Cut the coins in half.

Dip the mozzarella slices into a bowl with the egg white. Dip into a bowl full of the bread crumbs. I suppose it is best to put the mozzarella cheese in the freezer for 10 minutes to prevent it from melting while you fry it, but we are always so hungry, it's near impossible to wait.

In a non-stick oil sprayed pan cook mozzarella for 2/3 minutes on each side or until toasty and brown.

Cut red onion into half circles.

Toss salad greens with dressing. Plate greens and add mozzarella on top. Sooooo delicious, you won't mind the raw egg. A perfect light dinner, and cooked in about 15 minutes.

Adapted from a "Barefoot Contessa" recipe called "Salad with Warm Goat Cheese".

1 comment:

Maureen "Hold The Gluten" said...

Holy moly. Why did I not think to bread & fry mozzarella? This recipe sounds amazing (although I have to admit I am a little freaked out over eating a "raw" egg!).

Just stumbled upon your blog and LOVE it! Your hubby is a very lucky guy that you cook gluten free for him. :)